- Complimentary chef's choice amuse bouche, dessert, and tour when you dine at the restaurant
Just a few blocks north of bustling Union Market lies Ivy City, a once-grimy industrial zone that has experienced a renaissance in recent years. Here, as of July 2018, the former Pappas Tomato Factory has become an airy, light-filled destination called Gravitas, where Chef Matt Baker is turning out food that manages to be artful without being fussy. A graduate of such great D.C. restaurants as Jose Andres’ Minibar, Brasserie Beck, Occidental Grill & Seafood, and City Perch, Chef Baker, who was named in Zagat’s 2015 “Top 30 Under 30” listing, draws on signature elements like caramelized leeks, poached morel mushrooms, truffle-crusted diver scallops, and fennel marmalade, as well as touches that speak to the time he spent working in Singapore and traveling throughout Asia. The result? Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema named Gravitas “one of D.C.’s top 10 new restaurants.
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Tour will be of mezzanine space and rooftop bar and garden